Yorn Sees Bardot in Scarlett

Singer records new album with Johansson
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 28, 2009 2:30 PM CDT
Pete Yorn performs during the second day at Lollapalooza on August 4, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois.    (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Scarlett Johansson is the new Brigitte Bardot, says Pete Yorn, who enlisted the actress to join him on an upcoming album. A dream moved him to echo the 1960s collaborations of Serge Gainsbourg and Bardot, the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone. “So who is Brigitte Bardot?” Yorn says he asked himself. “And I was like, Scarlett Johansson could be the Brigitte Bardot type.”